The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories by Anton Chekhov audiobook

The Chekhov Collection of Short Stories

By Anton Chekhov
Read by Richard Armitage

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Whilst Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is perhaps best for his plays such as Uncle Vanya and The Seagull, he was also a prolific author of short stories.   In this exclusive collection, Audible presents six of his most-celebrated short stories, chosen and performed by Richard Armitage.   Richard, whose interest in the work of Chekhov was sparked by his appearance as Astrov in a stage production of Uncle Vanya, also introduces the collection with a brief overview of each of the stories and his thoughts on why Chekhov's short stories are not to be missed.   The collection contains the following stories:   'Ward 6' In a mental asylum, a patient comes into conflict with a director of the institution.     'The Kiss' During a party, a man becomes infatuated by a woman who accidentally kisses him in the dark.   'Betrothed' A young woman strives to asset her independence by choosing education over an arranged marriage.   'The Black Monk' An ageing scholar experiences strange hallucinations.   Is he a genius, or is he insane?   'Neighbours' A beautiful young woman subverts society expectations by going to live with her neighbour, an older, married man.     'The Student' A depressed young student has his spirits lifted by recounting an religious story to two strangers.

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Whilst Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is perhaps best for his plays such as Uncle Vanya and The Seagull, he was also a prolific author of short stories.  

In this exclusive collection, Audible presents six of his most-celebrated short stories, chosen and performed by Richard Armitage.  

Richard, whose interest in the work of Chekhov was sparked by his appearance as Astrov in a stage production of Uncle Vanya, also introduces the collection with a brief overview of each of the stories and his thoughts on why Chekhov's short stories are not to be missed.  

The collection contains the following stories:  

'Ward 6'

In a mental asylum, a patient comes into conflict with a director of the institution.    

'The Kiss'

During a party, a man becomes infatuated by a woman who accidentally kisses him in the dark.  

'Betrothed'

A young woman strives to asset her independence by choosing education over an arranged marriage.  

'The Black Monk'

An ageing scholar experiences strange hallucinations.  

Is he a genius, or is he insane?  

'Neighbours'

A beautiful young woman subverts society expectations by going to live with her neighbour, an older, married man.    

'The Student'

A depressed young student has his spirits lifted by recounting an religious story to two strangers.

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Author Bio: Anton Chekhov

Author Bio: Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays, is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. He described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, thereby becoming the prominent representative of the late nineteenth-century Russian realist school. His early stream-of-consciousness style strongly influenced the literary world, including writers such as James Joyce.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 6.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English